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Online MBA in Fraud and Forensics

Protect Your Organization from Costly Fraud

Fraud can cause severe damage to an organization’s reputation and bottom line. Recovering can be expensive and time-consuming. In today’s digital and global market, stopping fraud must be a priority in business. You’ll be prepared to examine financial documents to protect against it as a fraud and forensics professional.

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $675
  • Credit Hours 35

Program Benefits

  • IACBE-Accredited
  • CFE Exam Preparation
  • 100% Online
  • Diverse Career Opportunities

Create Ethical Business Environments

Fraud detection and prevention are pressing issues for businesses, making professionals who can help prevent and investigate fraud in high demand. This forensic accounting degree prepares you to lead in this growing and dynamic field.

After completing our engaging coursework and graduating with a master’s in forensic accounting, you’ll possess the skills needed to examine financial documents and be prepared to sit for the national Certified Fraud Examiners exam.

Career Outlook: Pursue an In-Demand Profession

The career outlook for people who specialize with a forensic accounting degree is strong. Employment of financial examiners is expected to grow 7 percent between 2019 and 2029, creating almost 5,000 new jobs.1 This is just one profession those with a fraud and forensics concentration can pursue.

Fraud Prevention Manager:


Fraud prevention managers oversee fraud detection and prevention for an organization. They work to minimize risk and put prevention measures in place to protect a company.

Financial Examiner:


Financial examiners ensure an organization complies with laws that pertain to financial transactions. They assess risk and monitor financial conditions.

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Forensic accountant
  • Financial investigator
  • Financial services professional
  • Prevention analyst
  • Forensic audit expert
  • Fraud examiner
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Curriculum: The Skills You Need to Lead in Fraud and Forensics

Our engaging classes in the forensic accounting degree program prepare you to be a leader in fraud prevention and investigation. Coursework includes business writing, IT management and legal elements of fraud.

Course Spotlight: MFF 711 White-Collar Crime

Take a deep dive into white-collar crime and its impact on organizations and the economy. Explore the various types of fraud and the pressure that influences why white-collar crimes are committed.

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Course Spotlight: MFF 713 Fraud Prevention and Ethics

Discuss processes that influence individual and organizational fraud issues. Study fraudulent behaviors and tools for preventing them as well as how to establish ethical corporate cultures.

Available Business Concentrations

In Carlow’s MBA program, we offer four other in-demand specializations. Explore them below.

MBA: Project Management

Become a leader in project management with an online MBA in Project Management and graduate prepared to sit for the PMP certification exam.

MBA: Healthcare Management

Help deliver quality healthcare through business expertise with an online MBA in Healthcare Management and graduate in as few as 15 months.

MBA: Human Resources Management

Positively impact your workplace with an online MBA in Human Resources Management and graduate prepared to sit for the national SHRM exam.

MBA: Leadership and Management

Prepare to be a well-rounded and effective leader with an online MBA in Leadership and Management and graduate in as few as 15 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The program can be completed in as few as 15 months.

The cost per credit is $675. Find out more about tuition and fees.

Yes. Carlow’s online MBA programs and dual degree options are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Submit an online application, resume, official transcripts, personal statement and letters of recommendation. Find out more about applying to Carlow’s MBA program.

Twelve courses are required to complete the program.

Depending on the specialization you choose, you can pursue a variety of in-demand careers in project management, healthcare management, fraud and forensics, leadership and management and human resources. Explore career options.

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